Fine OUTLINERS Mosaic Sticks™ are an improved and much cheaper version of the Outliners Mosaic Sticks™ used for rending small details, outlines, and lettering in mosaic artwork. These rods are cut from glass beadstock rods, and so they have a hole in the middle for the string that was intended to go there. This makes the rods cut very easily. Sold by the QUARTER POUND, which is about 170+ total inches of sticks and broken stick pieces.
IMPROVED DIMENSIONS: These square beadstock glass rods are 3.7mm wide by 3.7mm thick, which is slightly less than the nominal 4mm thickness as most of the glass mosaic tile we sell. That makes the Next-Generation OUTLINERS™ more easily used for fine details. It also makes them sit a hair below the surface of the mosaic around it. This helps hide any potentially sharp ends of the rods. Care must be taken during grouting to wipe the grout off the face on any slightly recessed lines or areas.
Outliners™ are idea for outlining figures and drawing small letters and numerals in mosaic pictures made from glass tile. Now we have made them affordable!
OUTLINERS™ are manufactured as 4 inch long sticks, but some are already broken when they arrive from the factory, at least in most batches.
Do not order if you need all unbroken sticks. Shipping and handling can cause a few to break, and sometimes all we have are broken pieces.
TIP: Short pieces can be mounted end to end without a grout gap to make one long piece visually.
FINE OUTLINERS Mosaic Sticks™
- sold by the QUARTER POUND, which is approximately 170+ inches of total length.
- square beadstock glass rods with string hole in center.
- opaque glass
- dimensions: 3.7mm wide x 3.7mm thick
- length varies, but less than 4 inches.
- Coverage: 4 oz contains a combined length of roughly 170+ inches.
- Frost-proof, impervious to liquid.
- UV-resistant mineral pigments
- Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
Cutting Fine OUTLINERS Mosaic Sticks™
Fine OUTLINERS™ are easily cut using our Mosaic Glass Cutters.
Never Install Tile in Batches
All tile varies by manufacturer batch, and sometimes a color will go out of stock for an extended period if the manufacturer isn’t making it. Order enough for the entire project to make sure you have what you need.
A bag of QUARTER POUND is roughly 170+ total inches of length.
Fine OUTLINERS are 3.7mm thick and were made to be used with glass mosaic tile 4mm thick, which is the nominal thickness of most of what we sell. That makes them sit a hair below the surface of the mosaic around it. This helps hide any potentially sharp ends of the rods. Care must be taken during grouting to wipe the grout off the face on any slightly recessed lines or areas.
People needing a perfectly smooth surface should probably avoid using these, but it is possible to use these in tables and coasters.
How To Make Mosaic Art
For more advice on designing your mosaic project or mounting, cutting, and grouting tile, please see our page of Mosaic Frequently Asked Questions or our Mosaic Information Guide, which lists instructional pages described by topic. We also post new articles about making mosaics at our How to Mosaic Blog.;